The Material Whirl: 01.01.14 — Bird


Approximately 6-7/8″ x 4-3/4″, this piece is a departure from my usual cereal boxes and magazine pictures.  It is made from a variety of scraps of wall coverings.  The stamped pattern on the upper background is a very shiny gold, though the full metallic look is not visible in this image.

01.01.14 Bird RESIZED

On Etsy: not available — original has been sold

The Material Whirl: 01.05.13 — Seek new horizons

          01.05.13 Seek New Horizons RESIZED          01.05.13 (back) RESIZED


3-3/4″ x 4-3/4″, on recycled food packaging cardboard

The picture was inspired by the clipping shown above, which I have attached to the back, but unfortunately do not remember where it came from.  The clipping reads:  “Once upon a time, we believed that the world was flat — that beyond a certain point, there would be nowhere to go.  And though we now know the world is round, we still fear falling off imaginary edges, too often thinking there’s only so far we can stretch, so hard we can push.  The most dangerous limits are those in our own head.  When you feel you’re at your edge, look again.  You can go farther.”

The Material Whirl: 04.13.12 — It came to me



6″ x 4″, on a backing of cereal box cardboard

“It came to me that every time I lose a dog they take a piece of my heart with them, and every new dog who comes into my life gifts me with a piece of their heart.  If I live long enough all the components of my heart will be dog, and I will become as generous and loving as they are.”

— Anonymous —

The Material Whirl: 04.08.12 — Dog Wisdom


6″ x 4″, on a backing of recycled cereal box cardboard


Dog Wisdom

Be brave no matter your size.

Take a nap.

Hide your favorite snack.

Make your own fun.

Have a mind of your own.

Unleash your talents.

Learn new tricks no matter your age.

Dig life.

Make new friends.

Sniff out opportunities.

Chase after your dreams.

When loved ones come home, always run to greet them!